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The '''Library of Congress''' ("LOC") is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the ''de facto'' national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. The Library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; it also maintains the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center|Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, which houses the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center. The Library of Congress claims to be the largest library in the world. Its "collections are universal, not limited by subject, format, or national boundary, and include research materials from all parts of the world and in more than 450 languages. Two-thirds of the books it acquires each year are in languages other than English." The Library of Congress moved to...
Library nameLibrary of Congress
Library logoFile:US-LibraryOfCongress-BookLogo.svg|80px|alt=blue logo of book open to blue stripe flag page|Logo      File:US-LibraryOfCongress-Seal.svg|100px|alt=schematic round seal of eagle of the Library of Congress|Seal
LocationWashington, D.C., United States|U.S.
Coordinates{{coord|38|53|19|N|77|00|17|W|region:US-DC_type:landmark_scale:10000|display=inline,title}}
Established{{start date and age|1800|4|24}}
Num branchesN/A
Collection size23,892,068 catalogued books in the Library of Congress Classification system;
Annual circulationLibrary does not publicly circulate
Pop served535 members of the United States Congress, their staff, and members of the public
Budget$598,402,000
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Media Type
2
collections
17,658
texts
10
movies
9
audio
4
data
1
images
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Topics & Subjects
728
bub_upload
353
Sylvanus Urban (pseud.)
314
Books
304
German literature
288
Bibliography
242
Spiritualism
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Collection
14,953
American Libraries
3,799
The Library of Congress
1,733
European Libraries
766
FEDLINK - United States Federal Collection
671
Copyright Records
347
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Creator
665
library of congress. copyright office.
357
sylvanus urban (pseud.), [from old catalog] ed
330
pre-1801 imprint collection (library of congress) dlc [from old catalog]
219
library of congress. division of bibliography
199
library of congress
147
alden, henry mills, 1836-1919
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Language
13,077
English
2,410
French
982
German
283
Spanish
277
Italian
232
Latin
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